Question about 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
I replaced the water pump and drove back and forth to work for a week took car for a smog check and it failed do to failure to successfully complete all O B D self tests.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the no data error can be contributed to a bad interface cable or the scaqn tool was configured wrong and therfore could not connect to the ecm. I would recommend having a scan done again by a certiefied volkswagon tech chances are the mechanics used the wrong adapter cable or reader card. your smog problem could be that your evap canister is clogged therfore gives a bad reading.unfortunately you have to have a scan done but try an independant small shop that delas exclusively with foreign cars such as porche andd mercedez. the will have the correct scan tool and will be much cheaper than a dealership. your cost should be no more than 50 dollars US ... please rate this. thanks
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
SOURCE: Check Engine Light - P2181
Hi,first thing your cambelt and tensioner should have been replaced 13k miles ago,it would pay you to replace the water pump at the same time as they are known for impellor failure = cooling system fault=P2181 code,hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
if this vehicle is driven in the city almost exclusively, take it out on the freeway a good 30-40 miles prior to taking it back to the smog shop. that should prime all the readiness sensors. make sure your doing some speed and not just going 55 in the slow lane. get the system nice and hot.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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take the dash assembly off(about 4 screws) and take out the light bulb that illuminates that "check engine" sign.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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